So I have a little announcement for you that I have known about for a few months now.
When I first found out I was freaked out. I mean… this was big news for our family and I didn’t know if I should smile or run into my closet and eat cake. (In all fairness I eat cake in my closet a couple times a day anyway so that is not a good indicator of stress for me.)
OK, ok, I will stop teasing. I am NOT pregnant! We are done having kids and are totally smitten with the five we are lucky enough to be blessed with.
However, I AM introducing a new partnership in my life.
Its with Craftsy! If you are into crafts or quilting or cake decorating on any level you are probably very familiar with Craftsy. If you are not please drop everything and go watch some free classes on how to do awesome stuff with cakes.
It’s life changing stuff.
I teamed up with Craftsy to offer some classes on how to make surprise-inside cakes! My class is called “Decorating From the Inside Out” and it launches March 11th. The classes are in high-definition and are interactive. I will be there answering questions and helping you out along the way! Another fun feature? Once you purchase my class it will NEVER expire. You can watch it as many times as you want!
The classes I am teaching are for cakes that have never been taught on my blog! But a couple are in my book, so when you get it and see a cake you want to make just think, “Hey, there is a video of Amanda making this cake on Craftsy and I can go watch it right now!”
How cool is that?
And now for this sweet cake.
One of the methods I teach in the course is a twice-baked cake, a method that I first started playing around with in 2011. You can use shapes or letters and make WORDS! This particular cake is not in the course (It’s just a special treat for my blog readers!) , but the methods I teach will provide you the knowledge to make any design you can think of.
So can you tell what the fictitious expectant mom is having? A Baby Boy! How adorable is that little guy in there?
And it could not be easier to do.
Not only will I teach you how to make a fun surprise-inside cakes, but I will teach you creative and easy buttercream techniques. Like this very fun and personalized “dot” technique. I am such a sucker for polka dots and absolutely love incorporating them into everything I do. When you buy my course you will get to SEE how I make these dots and just how easy it is!
And there is so much more. Part of me is completely mortified that the sweet folks at Craftsy let me blabber on camera and do weird dances (Yes, I seriously shook my booty, please don’t tell anyone) and the other part of me is so darn excited to share new tips with you that I CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO SIGN UP!
Since the class isn’t available for a couple more weeks, I thought it would be fun to give you a chance to win!
To be entered to win simply click on this link:
If you already have a Craftsy account then you can use your existing login information to be entered. (If you have trouble seeing the giveaway page, using Google Chrome should help.)
One entry per person, the giveaway is open to everywhere.
This giveaway is open until March 3, 2014.
I hope you like my newest original surprise-inside cake and I hope you will love my new course on Craftsy!
Here is a link to the Chocolate Frosting recipe!